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Today, Fri. April 11, 2008: Expo at ACES

Scroll to end of this feature for today's standalone (no story) photo album, including birthday photos for today, if any. At least eight today, including 1) Spring lights mean Little League back in action, 2) Larry Smith Photo from the Past, last picture show at Franklin Theatre 3) Columbia's prettiest spring scene, 4) Opportunity of a Lifetime ad, 5) Memorable Old Columbia Roofline, 6) An Adair County sight evoking memory of Dr. Tim Lee Carter, 7) CM food critics at work, and 8) A new view, clocktower. Watch during day. More may be added.

Road Eighty Bridge closed for 194 Days today, April 11, 2008,

EVENTS: Spotlighting, in brief, today's events for Day 102 of 2008 (Leap Year - 264- days remaining).
  • Today: Remember to send mail this weekend to Adair Countians who are deployed to war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan. How to and list
  • Today: PRIDE Dumpsters open for City of Columbia Residents at Fairgrounds
  • Today: ACPL Bookmobile, librarian Anita Riddle, in town
  • Today: Adair County School District Spring Break continues. Classes resume Mon., April 14, 2008
  • 1:00pmCT-7:00pmCT: Farm, Home & Garden Expo at ACES
  • 5:00pmCT: Supper for visitors to Farm, Home & Garden Expo at ACES
  • Closed today: Adair County Bd. of Education office
  • Looking ahead: Saturday, April 12, 2008 Adair County PRIDE Clean-up, Picnic
  • Looking ahead: Next week PRIDE Spring Clean-up is scheduled for April 15-19, 2008
For events in detail and to scan future events into 2009, Click here


Advertising: Auction calendar
  • Burton Real Estate & Auction Service: Coming Saturday, April 12, 2008. Auction. Country Corner Buffet & Restaurant, ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY Garlin, KY. Four-page, color photo handbill is now available. Or, Click Here Watch for great photographs being added, all details online at

  • (ADV): Food, What's Cooking in Adair Co. Friday, April 11, 2008

    BOB'S COUNTY KITCHEN & GENERAL STORE, 5097 Liberty Rd, Columbia, KY, Vester Community, Phone (270) 384-6774. MENU
    Hours: 5:00am-8:00pm, Mon. through Sat. Sunday, 8:00am-5pmCT.
    Today's Hot Bar: Catfish Every Friday! With potato wedges white beans, coleslaw, and crusty, crunchy oven baked cornbread squares.
    Breakfast anytime! Adair County's best kept secret, but word is getting out. (with Pie!) anytime. 40cent bottomless cup of coffee! Big, big selection of PIES again Today!
    CATTY SHACK, Delicious catfish, seafood + more. 855 Campbellsville Road, Columbia. Call 384-8989 for carryouts or to expedite your order.
    Open: Wed.,Th, Fri, & Sat.! Now open 4 days a week! 10:00am to 8:00pmCT. MENU.
    Specials Every Day!
    DAIRY DIP of COLUMBIA, Picnic at the Dip today! 114 Jamestown St., Columbia, KY. Open 10am-7pmCT every day of the week. Call: (270) 384-4644 for carryouts or to expedite your order MENU.
    Special today: Deluxe cheeseburger, French Fries or Tater Tots All for $4.99. Don't forget to call ahead (270) 384-4644, and we'll have your order ready when you arrive!
    We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover cards!

    DONUT EXPRESS - 605 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY 42728. Nick Warmouth, owner, operator. Open after midnight every night until 2:00pmCT. Call: (270) 384-8903 for carryouts or to expedite your order.
    TODAY: Is OPEN ! Pick up a dozen or two to share with your friends. Take a dozen to your boss! Donuts make everybody's day go better. ($4.98/dozen=41.5 cents each, by the dozen!) MENU.
    Delicious Fresh Baked, Donuts Baked every day right here in Columbia. Glazed, cake, jelly-filled, plain, fancy and more! People drive from miles around to get them. Fresh brewed hot coffee, hot breakfast biscuit sandwiches..
    • A+ Computers, 406 Jamestown ST, Columbia, KY, Tom Wilson, owner. Repair, Buy, Sell computers. "The Most Helpful Guys in Town."
    • Cane Valley Storage. 24 units, each 12 x 30 ft., overhead doors, lighting. $45 per month. Call (270) 378-1282.
    • Certa-CARE Pharmacy offers guaranteed lowest prescription prices in Adair County. Guaranteed.
    • Columbia Music Center is open 12-6pmCT M-T-Th-Fri, and 9am-2pmCT on Saturdays. 503 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY.
    • Columbian Theatre: Drillbit Taylor. Nightly at 6:00pmCT and 8:00pmCT and Sunday at 2:00pmCT only. Rated PG-13
    • Diversified Marketing offers Programs and Packages start at $19.95 for a 40-channel package. Diversified Marketing Company. 703 Campbellsville Street, Suite B, Columbia, KY 42728. (270)384-9010 or 1-(800) 599-9010, Fax (270) 384-1158. Open 8-5 Monday-Friday
    • Ja Ci's Boutique Just got back from Atlanta market! Come by and check out the bright new summer fashions. Ja Ci's Boutique has capris, summer dresses, shorts, jackets and tops. Sizes from 4 to 2XL. Also have lots of bold, bright costume jewelry. Located at 703 Campbellsville Road, next to Diversified Marketing. Call (270) 384-1177. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time. Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Central Time Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central Time. Closed Sunday and Monday. JULIE CAMPBELL, owner
    • MITZI'S still has a great sale that you won't want to miss! We need to sell ALL merchandise. All summer clothing is 40% and 60% off. Great buys in blue jeans are 60% off. All undergarments are reduced. We have a $10. and a $5. rack. Please help us lower our inventory. 303 Greensburg St., next to library. We are open Wed., Thurs., and Fri. from 9:00am to 4:00pmCT and Sat., from 9:00am to 1:00pmCT.
    • Click Here to do your shopping in the comfort of your home, with Wal-Mart Site-to-Store (SM). Order online, pick up at Columbia Wal-Mart or other Wal-Mart store.
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    Friday, April 11, 2008.
    One (1) cases in Adair Circuit Court (Judge James Weddle). No (0) cases scheduled in Adair District Court (Judge Michael Loy). Click Here to check Adair Court schedule at the Kentucky Court of Justice Website. To visit Adair Circuit Clerk site, Click Here

    Adair County Schools "Learning for a Lifetime"
    Spring break started Monday, April 7 and runs through Friday, April 11, 2008. Regular class schedule resumes Monday, April 14, 2008. CATS testing will be April 21 through May 2, 2008. See Adair County School website for school schedule.

    School website was updated April 4, 2008, with new Adair County School District News items. News items are frequently added. Click Here Daily for the comprehensive Adair County Schools website. In a community with some of the world's best websites, this frequently updated one is a standout. Find your child's school for important contacts, athletics, clubs/organizations, faculty staff listings, SBDM Council meetings, events, and links.

    Adair County Schools Menu: Mar. 24 , 2007 through April 18, 2008

    2007 Adair County Band website. Doyle Lloyd, webmaster. With 2007 KMEA AAA State Champions posts. A must see site; includes video, audio, old photos and pictures

    Click here for Adair County Band Audio Tapes. Great gifts!


    Now Showing at the Columbian TheatreClick here to read more about the historic Columbian Theatre.

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    Roads, Travel

    Adair County Road Department maintenance report, Please drive carefully in work areas and be prepared for sudden stops. -LISA LEE, Adair County CJE Administrative Assistant. Announcement March 21, 2008: Adair County April 12, 2008 Clean-up Day: Watch here for next report from -LISA LEE, Office of Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton. 270-384-4703. Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton.

    High detail Adair Co. Map: Click Here

    Kentucky Highway Department, Adair County
    Road Eighty Bridge closed for 194 Days today, April 11, 2008 Click Here First Story: Closed since Monday, October 1, 2007 , KY 80 Columbia-Russell Springs east of Columbia.

    Western Bypass from 24,000 feet, 13 minutes from Lexington, KY, photo by Doug Campbell, Columbia Pilot posted on CM on June 28, 2007.

    Wolf Creek Dam
    To access the Army Corps of Engineers Wolf Creek Dam website online, Click Here

    Weekly Update: Latest, Dated April 9, 2008 with photo of Drilling on work platform. Water level, at 694.16 feet Click here for April 09, 2008 (latest) Wolf Creek Dam update.

    2008 Kentucky Primary & Election Calendar & Candidates
    Click Here for 2008 Election Calendars at the Secretary of State's website.

    For complete filings at Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson's office for President, US Senator US Representative, State Representative, Justice of the Supreme Court, Judge of the Court of Appeals, and District Judgeships, Click Here.

    LAST DAY TO REGISTER to vote in the May 20, 2008 primary is April 21, 2008. 4/22 through 5/27"Registration books are closed starting April 22, through May 27, 2008. (fourth Tuesday preceding through first Monday following primary)(This time period may vary depending on whether the last day to register to vote falls on a state or federal holiday. If the last day to register to vote falls on a state or federal holiday, the period runs until the end of the next day which is not a Saturday or Sunday nor a state or federal holiday.)," according to Secretary of State Trey Grayson's website and word from the office of Adair County Court Clerk Sheila Blair.

    Please remember to submit events, celebrations now for January 2008 and all of 2008 calendar of Events and Celebrations and to send new and updated entries for the Directory of Churches

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    (ADV) Absolute Auction: Country Corner Restaurant
    Sat, April 12, 2008

    2008-04-11 - KY 206 East of Columbia, KY at T.P. Cundiff Road, Garlin - Photo :Burton Real Estate.
    Burton Real Estate & Auction Service will sell the Country Corner Buffet & Restaurant at absolute auction tomorrow, Saturday, April 12, 2008 at 10:00am Central Time. Selling for Sharon Burton. This is the newly remodelled 1,300 s.f. main restaurant building. This is the restaurant opportunity of a lifetime. The newly remodelled landmark restaurant is fully equipped, just needs to be stocked, staffed with good cooks and wait staff, and opened up. The property is located at the intersection of KY 206 and T.P. Cundiff Road. ( 2945 Liberty Road) See See Handbill (ADV)

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    Springtime Redbud beauty from three directions on Hurt Street

    2008-04-11 - Hurt Street, Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
    REDBUD BEAUTY. Drivers on Hurt Street, the main shortcut from Downtown Columbia to Uptown Jamestown Street, are treated to what may be Columbia's most spectacular display of spring color - at least of pinks - at the home of Diane and Robert Benningfield, located on Hurt Street at it's T with Montgomery Avenue. This view is from the Jamestown Street side, but it is equally attractive from Guardian Street; coming over the hill on Montgomery Avenue offers a special eye candy treat. The large tree is a Hoshino Cherry. The darker redbuds in the photo are just now coming into full bloom. Columbia and Adair County's redbud forest got a boost on Monday when 2,000 seedlings were handed out at the Chamber of Commerce. Executive Director Sue Stivers said the seedlings were gone in an hour and a half. "Everybody loves the redbuds," she said.
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    Spring night lights mean Little League back in action

    2008-04-11 - Joe Johnson Little League Park, Columbia, KY - Photo By Shamarie Claiborne.
    The Joe Johnson Little League Park all lit up on Thursday night, April 10, 2008, captured the eye of photographer Shamarie Claiborne, who wrote that "It's officially spring!" The photo was taken from Road Eighty. To see more Shamarie Claiborne photographs and other group at Flickr, Click Here
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    Larry Smith Photo from the Past: Day the Franklin closed

    2008-04-11 - Main Street, Greensburg, KY - Photo From the collection of Larry Smith.
    The YEAR WAS 1968, 40 years or so ago, when the last picture show was screened at the Franklin Theatre, historian and photography collector said. Look closely, you may see yourself or someone you know. To see other Larry Smith photos from the past, enter his name in the searchbox. Larry Smith is the news director and anchor at the WAVE, 92.7 FM. Clicking Read More accesses the "Today, Friday, April 11, 2008" feature.

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    Scenic Adair Co., KY: Rooflines, Memorable Old Columbia

    2008-04-11 - Reed Street aspect, Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo By Pen.
    ROOF LINES and COMMUNICATIONS DISH, seen from Reed Street in front of Burton Tin Shop present an interesting set of patterns, juxtaposing the very old with the very modern with the very old again. In the foreground is the tin shop, to the left are the rear rooflines of First & Farmers National Bank with the dish on top, and to the far right, the Jeffries Building, a true four story structure, which seems higher. The top floor was once the Columbia Masonic Lodge assembly hall. The view from the top floor may be the most unforgettable one anywhere in Adair County. The building is owned by David and Eva Rigney and now houses their Radio Shack dealership, which fronts on the Square.Clicking Read More assesses the "Today, Friday, April 11, 2008" feature.

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    Scenic Adair Co., KY: A place reminding us of Dr. Carter

    2008-04-11 - Hancock Road, District 7, Adair County, KY - Photo By Pen.
    THOSE WHO REMEMBER THE LATE U.S. REPRESENTATIVE TIM LEE CARTER may find his favorite verse coming to mind at this sight on Hancock Road, just north of Sulphur Creek, in District 7 of Adair County. The view is to the northwest, at this point. Dr. Carter would close every speech with this valediction: "In the words of the old Irish blessing, 'May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand'."
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    2008-04-11 - Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY - Photo By Pen.
    GRAHAM and EVAN, the Grevans, official iice cream critics for, taste tested a chocolate shake and an chocolate coated vanilla cone April 5, 2008. Both Columbia delicacies won their approval. The boys are the grandsons of Ed & Linda Waggener, who like other grands, are in no way partial to their own.Clicking Read More accesses the "Today, Friday, April 11, 2008" feature.

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    Scenic Adair Co., KY: New view, Memorable Old Columbia

    2008-04-11 - Cafe on the Square - Photo By Linda Waggener.
    LINDA WAGGENER captured yet another unforgettable view of one of America's most photographed clocktowers. This view of the Adair County Courthouse Steeple is a new one, taken through the window of Cafe on the Square, Downtown Columbia's newest eatery. Community leaders are looking at adaptive re-use of the building, when the courts and the office of Adair County Circuit Court move to the new Adair County Judicial Center at Campbellsville and Merchant Streets. Among the options voiced: Arranging management of the landmark with Lindsey Wilson College, for a downtown coffee shop, bookstore, and criminal justice classrooms upstairs; moving City Hall to the structure; and making the building a museum. A growing sentiment is being heard to tear away the building's additions, which the late Janice Holt Giles termed "excretions." Clicking Read More accesses the "Today, Friday, April 10, 2008" feature.

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